No let up in fatalities, 10 more die due to Covid in a day; J&K toll 256

Srinagar, July 20 : The deadly Coronavirus on Monday claimed ten more lives in Kashmir division of the J&K UT, taking the total number of people who died of the pandemic to 256. All ten deaths were reported from Kashmir.

Officials said that six patients who died include a 65-year-old woman from Pulwama, a 45-year-old man from Nehama Pulwama, a 65-year-old man from Patosa Rafiabad Baramulla, a 69 year old man from Tankipora Srinagar, a 72 year old male from Zonimar Srinagar, a 67-year old male from Zakoora Srinagar, a male patient from from Habbakadal Srinagar, 73 year old man from Kupwara, a woman from Shadipora Kupwara and a man from Anantnag.

An official from SMHS said that a 65-year-old woman from Pulwama who was admitted on 10 July and was suffering from bilateral Pneumonia, died at SMHS last night.

He said that a 60-year old male from Tankipora Srinagar who was admitted on 14 July with community acquired pneumonia died at SMHS on Monday.

He further added that a 72 year old man from Zonimar Srinagar, who was admitted on 19 July died at SMHS on Monday and was tested positive after his death.

He said that a patient from Zakoora who was admitted on 16 July and was suffering from Puneumonia and other ailments died on Monday afternoon

A male patient from Habbakadal who was admitted on 14 July died at SMHS on Monday evening, he said adding that patient was suffering from hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney disease and bilateral pneumonia.

An official from SKIMS Soura said that a 45-year-old man from Nehama Pulwama, who was admitted on 12 July, died at SKIMS on Monday. He said that a 65-year-old man from Rafiabad Baramulla, who was admitted on 17 July also died on Monday morning.  Both the patients were suffering from Pneumonia and other ailments, he said.

An Official from Kupwara told KNO that a 73-year-old man from Nagri Malipora Kupwara who died on Friday was tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.

He said that another male patient who was tested positive and was undergoing treatment at JVC died on Monday. An official from Anantnag said that a man from Anantnag who was undergoing treatment at SKIMS died at SKIMS on Monday evening

With ten more fresh deaths, the death toll due to deadly Coronavirus has mounted to 256 in J&K including 236 from Kashmir division and 20 from Jammu division—(KNO)

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